Airtime is hiring a

Devops Engineer

San Francisco, United States

About Airtime

Today, online means alone. We're changing that. We are charting the course for the next era of the Internet: live, shared experiences. We're building a new way to use the Internet—together.

That’s why we’re pioneering a new kind of social experience, one designed for togetherness.  At its core, Airtime is a social platform for doing whatever together. Gather with your people to explore the Internet: group video, listen to music, chat, watch stuff, send pictures, GIFs, and more.

Our company was founded a few years ago by Sean Parker and backed by Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Founders Fund, and a host of other amazing partners.


Responsible for “DevOps” at a fast-growing startup with locations in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and NYC.  Combination sys-admin/SRE/operations.  You’ll work very closely with the backend and client teams- responsibilities change as the company scales, so huge potential for learning and growth opportunities, and building out a team.

We feel very strongly at Airtime that routine tasks should be automated, deployments should be easy, and infrastructure should be fault-tolerant.  This means we use TDD, continuous integration/deployment, and systems are self-healing (i.e., if a host goes down, it’s replaced automatically).  

At a high level, you should be interested in solving problems like “how could we replace this instance faster?”, “how could we build a system that can handle a 500x spike in RPM?”, “how can I make this Docker image smaller, so I can speed builds up 15%?”.


  • Participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation
  • Maintain and improve existing infrastructure (build out autoscaling, support new services)
  • Troubleshoot and address infrastructure issues
  • Automate recurring tasks (for example, syncing data from the production Mongo cluster to a reporting server)
  • Maintain and improve existing build and deployment processes across all teams (Android, iOS, backend)
  • Enforce best practices for security and reliability across the organization

Must haves

  • Expert level AWS knowledge.  Familiarity with both the console and the CLI is a plus.
  • General familiarity with monitoring/troubleshooting.  Most importantly the ability to address an issue, and trace it back to a root cause.
  • General familiarity with networking and security
  • General familiarity with microservices/container architecture
  • *nix familiarity:  company works off OSX, servers are Ubuntu + Amazon linux
  • Basic scripting knowledge (bash preferred)
  • Self directed learner and worker

Tools we use

  • AWS (VPC, Route53, EC2/ELB/ASG, Redshift, ECS, Elasticache, SNS/SQS, DynamoDB, ECR, Lambda, Cloudfront, Cloudwatch, RDS)
  • Docker
  • MongoDB
  • CircleCI and Jenkins
  • Git
  • New Relic and Sumologic
  • PagerDuty
  • Ansible
  • Vagrant
  • Node.js
  • Redis
  • Nginx
  • Supervisor
  • Fastlane

Are you in?

Airtime Leadership

Sean Parker, Founder & Executive Chairman
Daniel Klaus, President
Sanidhya Khilnani, VP of Product
Prakash Ramakrishna, VP of Media Engineering
Jesse Rabek, VP of Application Engineering
Dominic Gallello, VP of Marketing
Gui Seiz, VP of Product Design


Other jobs at Airtime